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TRENDnet TEW-811DRU AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router- 4 Gigabit port, Broadcom Chipset, DD-WRT Open Source support
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs perfect 5GHz wireless bridge with DD-WRT v3.0-r28598 09/22/2016

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-811DRU AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router- 4 Gigabit port, Broadcom Chipset, DD-WRT Open Source support

Pros: small and speedy 5GHz (solid 130Mbps throughput) with good range

Cons: Forget about 2.4GHz, slow and limited range, just think of it as a one-band router. And it's all true, it probably won't be stable (because of overheating) until you crack it open and redo the heat sinks with thermal paste. After that it sits in the low 70s degrees Celsius, completely fine.

Other Thoughts: It must be the best basic <$30 (on sale) 5GHz router for DD-WRT right now.

Edit: Got another one, now in service for 4 months, and didn't bother with cracking it open to fix the thermal paste. Runs almost 10 degrees hotter but doesn't affect stability or performance. I literally haven't touched it in months, it just keeps cranking.

Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Going strong after 5 months
Not the fastest, but no issues either
Had good luck with Vertex 2 when they were current

Cons: Not competitive with current performance levels, but $0.50/GB is nice for machines with lower requirements.
Had to upgrade the firmware out of the box.

Other Thoughts: I don't know what makes SSDs break down or DOA but after 10 (various brands) SSDs over 4 years I have yet to experience a failure. Just the usual review bias I guess.

EDIT (2/26/2016): OK, so 2 years in it's still running like new in a Windows box. I would buy an OCZ refurb again if it were as aggressively priced as this one was.

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Desktop Memory Model MES3U1609M8GX2
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Great value
- Running on Z68 chipset, turned on XMP and locked right in to 9-9-9-24

Cons: none for me, others might like their RAM more decorative though.

Other Thoughts: Running 32GB in my server with 2 weeks continuous uptime including some stress testing.
I didn't try to overclock but at 1.35V may have some headroom, if you're into that.


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Display Name: Marc S.

Date Joined: 03/21/10

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  • First Review: 07/05/10
  • Last Review: 09/22/16
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